Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Attempt at Innocence
Well, what would you expect?
Saudi Arabia, after the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi five years ago has various strategies underway, including what can be described as "greenwashing" their reputation through the acquisition of sports teams. After picking up a Brit football team here and financing a women’s sports team there, the latest sham is something they call LIV Golf.
LIV Golf may be live, but it’s anything but golf
What they created was a parody of the game, played by teams as well as individuals and only three rounds of golf instead of the PGA regulation four. After all, who needs that old 72-hole regulation that Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods played when setting all those records?
Of course LIV needed some name players out there, so they bought a bunch. Phil Nicholson, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin are said each to have reportedly received over $100 million to defect to LIV Golf. Money talks, but it don’t play 72 holes.
There’s really nothing new about greenwashing